Chairman/CEO Interview

We focus on equal opportunities & keeping a safe, fulfilled team.

DOCOL is a rapidly growing program & support company employing more than 1500 staff across 5 countries.  We care deeply about delivering a high quality service to our clients, but also providing a good experience & high prospects for our team of employees. 

In 2007 DOCOL started slowly with 2 services; transportation and construction which proved lucrative so from 2011-12 we expanded into multiple services.  Founder Yusuf Hussein knew that one man, or even a small team, cannot be high-level experts in such a broad range of services so it was important to find talented & reliable people to support the rapid growth of the company.

This success & the excellent quality of our work led to DOCOL obtaining contracts with big organizations and companies such as US Army & Navy,fluor,UNSOS, Dahabshiil & internationally recognized companies such as Eco & Fluor. 

Nowadays we have done business upwards of $57,042.714,50; some of our work takes us to dangerous warzones and we are targeting expansions into several more countries. So the people in our team are very important to us.  They have helped us build our success & will carry us forward into our future goals too. 

As a company, DOCOL places a huge importance on HSE, training & developing people, equal opportunities & leaving a legacy of employment for the future.

In a recent interview CEO Yusuf Hussein, who built the company with a dedication to uplift the lives of the community around it, shared his views on why investing in the right staff is so high on his list of priorities.

“We are hoping to establish creation for local, national and international jobs so we can help high risk countries grow & flourish into a haven of prosperity.  Everyday we focus on creating new jobs for future generations. DOCOL is a ‘people over profit’ company where we put opportunity and growing the community over maximizing our company.”

DOCOL also believes in empowering staff to positions of trust & responsibility.  Training and communication are of great importance when the team is so large, Yusuf explains; “We have general managers and regional directors. We gave them full training and objectives so that we can give them full authority. Since we are located in multiple countries, we rely on technology for communications. So we are all connected and available 24/7 in case of meetings and emergencies. I believe in them & trust their decisions.”

Working in a male-dominated industry is also a challenge DOCOL overcomes by striving hard to be an equal opportunities employer, bucking industry trends by employing a high proportion of women across the company.

“We still live in a time where women get less opportunities than men but DOCOL has managed to fill 30% of executive positions with talented women and we’re growing that number all the time. Is it something that DOCOL always strives to accomplish by changing the statue quote and provide equal opportunity to all.

we want to employ and empower women to have good positions because they are part of life so why deny them opportunities? Intelligence, work ethic and success is not measured by gender.” States Yusuf, “So as long as you are a skilled and dedicated employee it does not matter if you are a man or a woman.”

DOCOL is a company also striving for the highest level of safety for its employees, trusting the company and feeling safe & taken care of at work is crucial for our team.  CEO Yusuf Hussein often says that if he could do any other job in the world it would be an HSE Security officer as he believes in safety at the highest level. 

If DOCOL sounds like a great team to be part of you’d be right.  However CEO Yusuf says standards for getting a job with the firm are high.  His top advice for people looking to work at DOCOL? To be mindful of how you use social media to present yourself. “We consider social media a great tool for hiring since we can attract both national and international staff. We believe that how you represent yourself, interpretation skills and your past work experience are key factors to how well you would get on in our company.  We sometimes look at your employment history based on the size of company/organisation that you have worked in. In some cases we expect you to have experience of working in international companies or organisations (ie HSE officers are recommended to have worked on an American base since we deal with the us military/navy).”

DOCOL is always on the lookout for skilled and talented people to join our team, our standards are high but any new employee can be sure they are joining a company with a high priority on safety & career development.

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